Arsenal tipped to sign Sporting Lisbon goalscoring youngster

Arsenal has been linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon’s teenage star, Tiago Tomas.

The 18-year-old striker looks set to become the next top attacker to come through the ranks at Cristiano Ronaldo’s former team.

Luis Figo and Nani are two other players who have started their careers at the Portuguese league leaders and there is a lot of expectations on Tomas.

He will become a key man for them in the next few years, but Arsenal wants him to continue his development in London.

A Bola via Daily Star reports that the Gunners have been watching him for much of this season and Edu is preparing to make an offer for his signature.

The report says he has a release clause of £52m which ties him to Sporting until 2025.

They had gotten him on the new deal late last year when he began to show a lot of promise.

But they are unlikely to insist on his release clause being paid considering that teams around Europe are struggling financially.

The report says Edu is prepared to spend as much as £20m to sign him and that fee should be more than enough to get the youngster.

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  1. proudgunner says:

    I don’t have a clue who Arsenal are going to buy in the summer transfer market, but after the last game versus Villareal we need a total make over as we started a team that was a real eye opener as to what we have as top notch players and Manager and his coaches. To start we started with a false 9, a false left full, a false right full, a false goalkeeper, a player on loan that does not want to be here next season, we had 3 real number nines on the bench in case we had to protect a lead, 2 right fullbacks in case we needed to attack, a real keeper in case of injury to our false keeper. I am so sick of Arteta believing all the publicity that he is next Pep when he is the next last manager to manage Arsenal if he and his coaches don’t get a huge dollop of cop on and wise up coffee, but in reality he is not the man for the job, time to move on next season

    1. Katiguta Wilberforce says:

      I honesty love Mikel Arteta but you see failure is at times self triggered. I looked through Villarreal team and even checked their ages and average and boom! Arteta starts under 20 attack. Teams have their own hallmarks- yes even Brentford and Nottingham Forest. What is Arteta’s arsenal style or bench mark? Maybe he is waiting to get better players but again is not that bad as he makes it look. I also thought we would have reached at goal mouth more often had Saka gone left in swap with Pepe. I was wrong again. You see our struggles against Fulham, Leeds, Sheffield, Brighton and even Everton should illuminate for the new Spanish pretender where the real issue is. Not far from his nose

  2. Rocks99 says:

    “Edu is prepared to spend as much as £20m to sign him and that fee should be more than enough”.

    Dream on! Sporting isn’t hard up for cash anymore. They can wait 1 or 2 more years to sell him. There will be plenty of offers

  3. Websurfer says:

    Michael Laudrup in, Arteta out. Laudrup knows how to play the game.

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